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PC monitors vs HDTVs: What actually looks better?

#1dante2k5Posted 12/3/2013 1:15:51 AM
Alright, so I'm not super knowledgeable when it comes to resolution, and I'd like some help. I have a 50" plasma that is capable of 1080p, and it looks great! My monitor is.. I don't know where it even came from, to be honest. I run it in 1440x900.

Right now I'm considering getting a DVI to HDMI cable to just use my computer on my TV, cause I think it'd look awesome, but I don't know if that'll actually look BETTER. Obviously my tv is LARGER, but my understanding is that the resolution is what really matters...

To what extent is this true? What resolution is 1080p comparable to? I'd just get a larger monitor, but once you get to the mid-20" range, they're pretty expensive.
#2WyzeGyePosted 12/3/2013 1:22:43 AM
you'll get conflicting opinions. The best thing you can do is try it yourself and come to your own conclusion.
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#3Xeno_PredatorPosted 12/3/2013 1:25:17 AM
^ That's a wise guy.
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#4GuitaristMattPosted 12/3/2013 1:30:12 AM
Xeno_Predator posted...
^ That's a wise guy.


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#5fuzzymanPosted 12/3/2013 1:35:42 AM
I use a quality HDTV 32"
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#6Saga3Posted 12/3/2013 1:48:28 AM
Depends how close you'll be sitting to the TV. If it's more than 5 meters then the TV will look better, closer than that the monitor probably will, because a HDTV up close is incredibly blurred and ugly.
#7jamieyelloPosted 12/3/2013 1:54:02 AM
GuitaristMatt posted...
Xeno_Predator posted...
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#8MarceloSampaioPosted 12/3/2013 1:56:34 AM
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#9nIMr0D888Posted 12/3/2013 2:03:34 AM
If you're TV has overscan that can't be turned off the picture will look like dogs*** and there won't be anything you can do about it., so I would be checking overscan can be turned off first.
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#10SaffronGhostPosted 12/3/2013 2:06:08 AM
Depends, as with almost everything, how much $ you're willing to drop.
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